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Ethics and Judgment in a Changing Environment – Symposium / March 5, 2014 / Mississauga, ON

Space has opened up at this one-day event that gathers academics and industry leaders from the healthcare, law, education, engineering and accounting disciplines to share and discuss their perspectives on how professionals are educated, with the emphasis on ethics and judgment. Hosted by CPA Canada and the University of Toronto. To see the agenda and register for this free event, please visit the Symposium information webpage.

Accountants’ role in enabling climate change adaptation 

We invite proposals for a literature review to be completed in June 2014. 

The review will address the following question: What is the role of accountants in assisting organizations with climate change adaptation and related risks and opportunities? 

The review is part of a larger initiative, “Enabling Canadian Chartered Professional Accountants to Adapt to a Changing Climate and Emerging Operating Environment.” The initiative is funded by Natural Resources Canada and CPA Canada, and managed by the Network for Business Sustainability.  

Funding for the project is CAD20,000 (unrestricted). Proposals are due Wednesday, February 5, 2014. 

For more information click here 

NBS Call for Proposals

Incorporating long-term impacts into today's decisions: A review and synthesis of research and practice.More.

CPAB's Consultation Paper

The Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) has consulted with key stakeholders including corporate directors, audit firms and securities regulators to develop the attached draft Protocol for Audit Firm Communication of CPAB Inspection Findings with Audit Committees (Protocol).  The Protocol Consultation Paper has been released for public comment today.  CPAB requests feedback on the draft Protocol on or before January 24, 2014.  


In 2012 CPAB and Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Canada launched the Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative (EAQ) to develop a Canadian response to audit quality issues being debated internationally.  

Recommendations from the EAQ Initiative to enhance the role of audit committees in overseeing and evaluating auditors, included:

(i) Increasing transparency of CPAB inspection findings (resulting in the draft Protocol released for public comment today).  

(ii) Development of guidance and tools for audit committees to conduct effective annual assessments of the auditor and a comprehensive review of the audit firm at least once every five years (expected to be issued in early 2014).  

Providing Feedback

CPAB requests feedback on the draft Protocol on or before January 24, 2014.  Responses should be sent by e-mail to


Blueprint 2020: National Student Paper Competition on the Future of the Public Service of Canada

This competition will allow master’s-level students from any discipline to share their ideas for improving the way our government functions.  Please  circulate this opportunity to your faculty and students who may be interested.

Businesses interact with government on a regular basis.  It is important that business students understand that changes may be coming to the public service of  Canada . This is particularly important for firms selling to government, wishing to change government policy or partnering with government through private public partnerships. Please promote this opportunity to professors who might be able to use it in their classes as potential papers or research projects for this fall.

The top five submissions will have their ideas heard by senior leaders of the public service. Businesses and business students should have an opportunity to comment on how they believe Government should operate. Through your support, while recognizing term has started, we hope to engage future Canadian leaders on issues of national importance.


Bank of Canada Fellowships

The Bank of Canada is inviting you and your colleagues to nominate accomplished academics working at Canadian universities for two prestigious awards under the Bank’s Fellowship Program for 2014. The Program seeks to foster excellence in research and analysis, and to develop partnerships with experts outside the Bank working on topics related to its key activities.

The Bank issued a press release today calling for nominations, which must be submitted by 15 November 2013.

The Bank’s four main areas of responsibility are monetary policy, currency, financial system and funds management and it is important to stress that the research areas that support these responsibilities are very diverse. In fact, recent experience has emphasized that the issues relevant to central banking require deep knowledge of macroeconomics and finance, but also expertise that goes beyond these traditional central banking fields. For example, micro- and labour-economics expertise is useful to better understand the impact of business cycles on income distribution and inequality, and the proper policy response. The reformulation of financial regulation in the context of a complex and integrated global financial system draws from a wide range of research areas. Trade, growth and development economics, as well as country specific expertise, could contribute to our understanding of the global adjustment to the growing importance of emerging market economies. Behavioural disciplines could also be used to further refine our understanding of expectations formation, asset pricing, and economic decision-making. These examples are not exhaustive, but help to illustrate the breadth of expertise crucial to our understanding of the post-crisis world. We wish to encourage applications from candidates in a broad range of research areas.

There are two research awards available through this program: the Fellowship Award and the Governor’s Award.

The Fellowship Award provides financial support to academics who are recognized for their expertise and excellence in areas important to the Bank’s mandate and who are undertaking leading-edge research in Canada that contributes to the development of knowledge and research capabilities in those areas. Funding up to a maximum of $90,000 per year is provided for a five-year term.  Candidates must have a PhD and must be employed by a Canadian university in a tenure or tenure-track position during the term of the Fellowship. 

The Governor’s Award supports exceptional assistant and associate professors who have demonstrated the potential to make exemplary research contributions in their fields.  A research grant of $25,000 per year is provided for a two-year, non-renewable term.  Candidates must have obtained a PhD within ten years of applying for the award and must be employed at a Canadian university during the term of the award.

The Bank of Canada’s Governing Council will take into consideration recommendations of the Fellowship Nominating Committee in selecting the award recipients.  The award recipients will be announced in March 2014.

Further details on the Bank’s Fellowship Program and application details are also available on our website.

I hope that we can count on the participation of your university in this important endeavour.

Stephen S. Poloz

Network for Business Sustainability at Ivey Business School Webinar

Join faculty members worldwide for an interactive webinar on strategies for teaching sustainability in finance and accounting, July 31, 11 a.m. EDT. Award-winning instructors will start the conversation by describing specific activities they’ve used, including student assignments, cases, field trips or service learning experiences. Participants will then be invited to share their own strategies and challenges. 

Speakers include:  

  • Charles Cho, ESSEC Business School
  • Anant Sundaram, Dartmouth University
  • Mark Cohen, Vanderbilt University

Click here for more information and to register.

This webinar is part of a series. Please share this email with your colleagues in other disciplines. Three similarly structured webinars will cover strategies for teaching sustainability in:

This series is being hosted by the Network for Business Sustainability, a powerful and growing network of international academic experts and business leaders. Learn more about NBS or subscribe to their resources.

The 12th International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) Conference in Florence (Italy) in November 2014.
IFRS Foundation Publishes Free Teaching Material

The free-to-download teaching material is designed to assist IFRS teachers to educate IFRS learners more effectively. In particular, the material is designed to support those teaching IFRS, so that they can progressively develop in their students the ability to make the estimates and judgements that are necessary to apply IFRS and the IFRS for SMEs. The Framework-based teaching approach should also better prepare students to update their IFRS knowledge and competencies continuously in the context of life-long learning.

The material is prepared in separate sections to support the Framework based IFRS teaching of CA/CPA stream students at three stages:

a. Stage 1: a students first financial reporting course;

b. Stage 2: a financial reporting course mid way to qualifying as a CA or CPA; and

c. Stage 3: a course immediately before qualifying as a CA or CPA.

The stages are necessarily broad in definition to take into account the many different approaches to qualifying as an accountant worldwide. For more details, please visit the IFRS website.

CPA Competency Map and Knowledge Map Supplement Now Available

The Chartered Professional Accountant Competency Map (CPA Competency Map) and The CPA Competency Map Knowledge Supplement (CPA Knowledge Supplement) are now available for download.  The CPA Competency Map details the education requirements for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, and has been approved by all provincial bodies participating in unification of the accounting profession as the foundation for the new CPA certification program. The CPA Knowledge Supplement was developed to help academics interpret the CPA Competency Map to ensure their programs meet the entrance requirements for the new CPA certification program which will be launched in Western Canada in September 2013 and across Canada in September 2014.

First Biennial Symposium on Accounting Ethics—Call for Papers

The Centre for Accounting Ethics at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce its 1st biennial Symposium to be held in Toronto, Canada on April 18-20, 2013 with the theme of Accounting Ethics and Tone at the Top.

Papers from this Symposium will be considered for a Special Issue of the Journal of Business Ethics. The Symposium and Special Issue invites papers reflecting a full range of methodologies. It seeks papers that explore questions that have yet to be addressed and urges scholars to consider the interaction of the existing streams and whether this in turn can take the literature in new directions.

Please click here for more information.

The 2013 CAAA Annual Conference—Call for Papers

The 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) will be held in Montreal, from May 30 to June 2, 2013.

IFRS Advisory Council

To support those teaching IFRSs, the IASBs education initiative has embarked on an extensive Framework-based teaching project, which includes resources and workshops.

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation are seeking applications for membership of the IFRS Advisory Council, after the terms of six members expire at the end of 2012. In addition, the Education team is also seeking two Academic Fellows to each fill a one-year term.

Special Issue of Accounting Perspectives on the Proposed Merger of the Accounting Profession in Canada

In a Special Issue of Accounting Perspectives (11-2, Summer 2012), the journal seeks to provide renewed perspectives on the merger proposal and its implications.

The applied research papers in the Special Issue will hopefully stimulate interest in this important public policy issue and help fulfill the journal's ongoing mandate to provide a bridge between practice and academics. This Special Issue serves as a contribution by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association to the profession and to the public.

Access pre-publication versions of the articles from the Special Issue page.


A national dialogue is underway that could unite Canada’s Chartered Accountants and Certified Management Accountants. Combining the organizations’ respective strengths under a new designation - Chartered Professional Accountant - may be the most powerful way to respond to the changing needs of business.  Learn more and engage in this historic conversation, by visiting:

Un dialogue d’envergure nationale susceptible de mener à l’unification des Comptables agréés du Canada et des Comptables en management accrédités du Canada est en cours. L’union de nos forces respectives, regroupées sous le nouveau titre de «comptable professionnel agréé», pourrait s’avérer la plus puissante réponse à l’évolution des besoins du monde des affaires.  Informez-vous et engagez-vous dans ce dialogue historique, en allant à 

2012 CAR Conference Call for papers

Holding the 27th Annual Contemporary Accounting Research Conference in Canada's national capital, Ottawa, raises the question: "Does accounting matter?". Hence, we call for papers that demonstrate clearly a link to why Accounting Matters/La pertinence de la comptabilité (or indeed show where it does not matter) and for whom it matters. Submissions must arrive at the CAR office no later than April 25, 2012.  Please click here for submission guidelines.  


CAR 26-4 - available online (December 2009)

Accounting Perspectives 8-4 available online (November 2009)

The Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) have issued an open call for nominations from federal public servants to nominate colleagues and/or to self-nominate for the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector. The Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector includes two award categories: (1) Innovation, and (2) Financial Leadership (CFO). The annual awards, consisting of a plaque and a $1,000 donation to a charity or scholarship fund of the winner’s choice, are given to a federal public servant or team who has made “a significant contribution” to financial management and/or comptrollership within the Government of Canada.  In addition, consideration forms may be submitted for a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, which is awarded at the discretion of the selection committee.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 22, 2010. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. (October 2009) / La Société des comptables en management du Canada (CMA Canada) et le Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) invitent les fonctionnaires de l'administration fédérale à poser la candidature de leurs collègues ou leur propre candidature au Prix d'excellence dans la fonction de contrôle – secteur public. Le Prix d'excellence dans la fonction de contrôle – secteur public inclut maintenant deux catégories : Innovation et Leadership financier. Le prix remis dans chacune des catégories consiste en une plaque accompagnée d'un don de 1 000 $, qui sera versé à un organisme de bienfaisance ou à un fonds de bourses d'études choisi par le lauréat. Il est décerné à un fonctionnaire ou à une équipe de fonctionnaires qui se sont démarqués par leur importante contribution à la gestion financière ou à la fonction de contrôle au sein de l’administration publique canadienne. De plus, les personnes intéressées peuvent proposer une candidature au Prix CMA-CIPFA pour l'œuvre de toute une carrière, que le Comité de sélection décidera, à sa seule discrétion, de décerner ou non. Vous avez jusqu'au vendredi 22 janvier 2010 pour soumettre des candidatures. Cette cérémonie aura lieu le lundi 10 mai 2010, au Fairmont Château Laurier, à Ottawa. (Octobre 2009)

The Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) is currently seeking new members to appoint to the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB). To learn more please visit (October 2009) / Le Conseil de surveillance de la normalisation comptable (CSNC) cherche actuellement de nouveaux membres pour siéger au Conseil sur la comptabilité dans le secteur public (CCSP). Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le CCSP, veuillez visiter le site 2009)

CAR 26-3 - available online (September 2009)

Accounting Perspectives 8-3 available online (August 2009)

CGA Canada's The Faculty Exchange website appeals to accounting faculty. (June 2009) 

CAR 26-2 - available online (June 2009)

The CMA and the UK's CIPFA recognize Jim Quinn as the first recipient of the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector. Canadian Forces Rear-Admiral Bryn Weadon is also congratulated as the first recipient of the CMA-CIPFA Lifetime Achievement Award. Both awards were presented at a dinner held at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.(June 2009) / CMA Canada et CIPFA du Royaume-Uni félicitent Jim Quinn récipiendaire du premier Prix d’excellence dans la fonction de contrôle – secteur public. le contre-amiral des Forces canadiennes Bryn Weadon a été également honoré en devenant le premier récipiendaire du Prix CMA-CIPFA pour l’ensemble de sa carrière. Les deux prix ont été présentés lors d'un dîner qui s'est tenue à l'hôtel Fairmont Château Laurier à Ottawa.(Juin 2009)

Accounting Perspectives 8-2 available online(May 2009)

The Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) has published a bulletin on the implementation of IFRS January 2011.  The bulletin is entitled Changeover to IFRSs: January 1, 2011. (May 2009) / Le Conseil des normes comptables (CNC) a publié un bulletin sur l'application des IFRS Janvier 2011. Le bulletin est intitulé Le Basculement aux IFRS Le 1er Janvier 2011. (Mai 2009) 

CAR 26-1 - available online (March 2009)

Accounting Perspectives 8-1 available online(February 2009)


CAR 25-4 - available online(December 2008)

Accounting Perspectives 7-4 available online(November 2008)

CAR 25-3 - available online(September 2008)

Accounting Perspectives 7-3 available online(August 2008)

CAR 25-2 - available online(June 2008)

Accounting Perspectives 7-2 available online(May 2008)

Queen’s School of Business, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada LLP (PwC) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario launches the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards (VSAs). The CA-Queen’s Centre for Governance will present the awards on behalf of the three founding bodies. (May 2008) / La School of Business de l’Université Queen’s, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada LLP (PwC) et l’Institut des comptables agréés de l’Ontario lancent les prix Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards (VSA). C’est le CA-Queen’s Centre for Governance qui remettra les prix aux lauréats au nom des trois organismes fondateurs. (Mai 2008)

CAR 25-1 - available online(March 2008)

Accounting Perspectives 7-1 available online(February 2008)


CAR Editor, Michel Magnan, is interviewed by the European Accounting Association (December 2007) / Le rédacteur en chef de RCC, Michel Magnan, est interviewé par la European Accounting Association (décembre 2007)

CAR 24-4 - available online (December 2007)

Accounting Perspectives 6-4 available online (December 2007)

Call for research proposals - International Accounting Education Standards (November 15, 2007)

Upcoming event: Understanding International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) (November 1, 2007)

CAR 24-3 - available online (September 2007)  

Accounting Perspectives 6-3 available online (September 2007)

Fifth Biennial University of Waterloo Research Symposium (September 10 2007)

Public Round Table: The Transition to International Financial Reporting Standards: The Impact on Canadian Accounting at Brock University (August 2007)

Amendment to CAAA By-Law A, Section 2.2.2 - definition of Student Member to include international students (July 2007) /Modification apportée au paragraphe 2.2.2 du règlement A de l’ACPC – inclusion des étudiants internationaux dans la définition de « membre étudiant (juillet 2007)  

2006 SAP AG / CAAA Research Grant Award Winners Announced / Les bénéficiaires d’une subvention dans le cadre du programme 2006 de subvention de la recherche SAP AG ACPC sont annoncés.

Electronic News #9 (June 29, 2007) / Nouvelles électroniques no 9 (29 Juin 2007)

CAR Articles for Publication

CAR 24-2 - available online (June 2007)

AAA - EAA Global Accounting Digital Archive Network (June 5, 2007)

Electronic News #8 (May 2007) / Nouvelles électroniques no8 (7 Mai 2007)

Call for Best Conference Research Paper - The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) (June 10, 2007)

Electronic News #7(April 26, 2007) / Nouvelles électroniques no 7(26 avril 2007)

Accounting Perspectives 6-2 - available online (May 2007)

Electronic News #6 (April 18, 2007) / Nouvelles électroniques no 6 (18 avril 2007)

Electronic News #5 (April 10, 2007) / Nouvelles électroniques no 5 (10 avril 2007)

CMA Canada/CAAA Research Grant results 2006 /
Subventions de recherche accordées par CMA Canada et l’ACPC en 2006

Electronic News #4 (March 27, 2007) / Nouvelles électroniques no 4 (27 mars 2007)

Employment posting - Université Laval - Un poste de professeur ou professeure en comptabilité (1 mars 2007)

Accounting Perspectives Teaching Notes for Instructional Cases /
Perspectives Comptables - Études de cas pour l’enseignement de la comptabilité publiées et les notes pédagogiques

Journal of Accounting Case Research (JACR) merger with Accounting Perspectives  (January 2007) / Fusion de la revue Journal of Accounting Case Research (JACR)  et de la revue Perspectives Comptables  (Janvier 2007)


CAAA Comments on CICA Exposure Draft " Inventories"
(Sept 20, 2006)

CAAA Comments on Exposure Draft "Performance Reporting SORP"
(July 27, 2006)

Announcing changes to the CAAA's journal Canadian Accounting Perspectives /
L’ACPC a le plaisir de faire quelques annonces concernant sa revue Perspectives comptables canadiennes
(July 12, 2006)

CALL for Proposals- IAAER (International Assoc. for Accounting Education and Research) and KPMG
(June 12, 2006) 


CAR Articles for Publication
(December 20, 2005)

CAR 22-4 available online
(December 20, 2005)

CAP Articles for Publication
(December 5, 2005)

CAP 4-2 available online
(December 5, 2005)

CAAA/ SAP AG Technology and Accounting Education Seminar Series, Report on Seminar #2 /Le séminaire no 2 de la Série de séminaires de formation sur la technologie et la comptabilité offert par l’ACPC et SAP AG
(November 24, 2005)

2006 CAAA Annual Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS /Le Congrès annuel 2006 de l’ACPC : demande de communications
(November 20, 2005)

2006 CAR Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS
(November 20, 2005)

CAAA Response to PSAAB Exposure Draft - Comments on Draft Guideline "Including Results of Organizations and Partnerships Applying Fair Value Measurement."
(November 19, 2005)

CAR Articles for Publication
(June 3, 2005)

CAR 22-2 available online
(June 3, 2005)

CAR 22-2 Executive Summaries
(June 3, 2005)

CAP Articles for Publication
(June 2, 2005)

CAP 4-1 available online
(June 2, 2005)

Deloitte & Touche/CAAA Research Grant Program Recipients
(May 25, 2005)

CAAA/SAP AG Technology and Accounting Education Seminar Series

Seminar #1 Report (April 2, 2005)
Seminar #2 Program (June 27, 2005)
Seminar #3 Announcement (September 9, 2005)
(May 24, 2005)

SAP AG/CAAA Research Grant Program Recipients
(May 24, 2005)

SAP AG/CAAA Research Grant Program Call for Proposals
(May 24, 2005)

Final Bilingual 2005 CAAA Conference Program(2.3 MB PDF)
(May 19, 2005)

10 new calls for papers
(May 19, 2005)

19 new conference calls
(May 19, 2005)

CAERN Spring 2005
(May 19, 2005)

Nominations Committee Report
(May 12, 2005)

2005 CAAA Conference information

Notice of Annual General Meeting
Ethics Workshop
(May 9, 2005)

Academic Advisory Council
(May 9, 2005)

President’s Message
(May 4, 2005)

Updated 2005 CAAA program
(May 4, 2005)

New call for papers
(April 25, 2005)

New advertisement for positions available
(April 20, 2005)

Updated 2005 CAAA program
(April 12, 2005)

CAERN Winter 2005
(April 7, 2005)

New call for papers
(April 1, 2005)

Congrès de l'ACPC 2005

Programme du congrès
(March 21, 2005)

2005 CAAA Conference information

Conference Schedule
(March 21, 2005)

CAAA Research Committee Report
(March 18, 2005)

CMA Canada / CAAA Research Grant Program Call for Proposals
CMA Canada / CAAA Research Grant Recipients for 2004
(March 18, 2005)

CAAA / SAP AG Technology and Accounting Education Seminar #1 — Accommodation Information
(March 18, 2005)

Congrès de l'ACPC 2005

Avis de convocation de l’assemblée générale annuelle de 2005
Commanditaires du congrès
Échéances importantes
(March 17, 2005)

2005 CAAA Conference information

Conference Overview
Conference Deadlines
Conference Sponsors
Notice of 2005 Annual Meeting
(March 17, 2005)

Revised submission procedures for CAR conference call
(March 17, 2005)

Congrès de l'ACPC 2005

Atelier d’une journée
Ateliers précédant le Congrès
Échange entre les chefs de département d’établissements canadiennes
Gros plan sur la formation comptable
Journée francophone
Neuvième atelier annuel sur l’éthique
(March 16, 2005)

2005 CAAA Conference information

Department Heads’ Meeting
Education and Plenary Sessions
Ethics Workshop
Francophone Day
PhD Workshop
PD Day
(March 16, 2005)

CAR Submissions go ONLINE!
Learn about our NEW web-based submission system, Editorial Manager™ (EM).

(March 15, 2005)

CAR Articles for Publication
(March 9, 2005)

CAR 22-1 available online
(March 9, 2005)

CAAA / SAP AG Technology and Accounting Education Seminar #1
(March 7, 2005)

4 new calls for papers
(March 4, 2005)

5 new conference calls
(March 4, 2005)

New advertisement for positions available
(February 24, 2005)

2005 CAAA Annual Conference information

Conference Registration, Optional Activities, and Dinner Menu
Accommodation and Travel
(February 23, 2004)

Lignes directrices concernant le fonctionnement du Comité de recherche
(February 16, 2005)

Modalités concernant l’aide financière accordée à la recherche menant à la publication d’articles
(February 16, 2005)

New call for papers
(January 28, 2005)

New conference call
(January 28, 2005)

New advertisement for positions available
(January 12, 2005)



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